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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta bemoans Jamie Vardy let-off as Eddie Nketiah sees pink in Leicester draw

Mikel Arteta believes Jamie Vardy ought to have been despatched off in the course of the first half of his facet’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Tuesday evening.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners forward after 21 minutes they usually seemed in management on the Emirates as they twice went near extending their lead by way of Alexandre Lacazette, however Kasper Schmeichel was equal to the duty.

Nketiah was initially given a yellow card before that was changed to a red

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Nketiah was initially given a yellow card earlier than that was modified to a pink

Nonetheless, the turning level got here shortly after Eddie Nketiah changed Lacazette within the 71st minute, because the Arsenal teenager went in late on James Justin.

Nketiah was initially proven a yellow card earlier than VAR intervened, with referee Chris Kavanagh utilizing the pitchside monitor to assessment the choice and award a pink card as a substitute.

Leicester piled on the stress with their numerical benefit and it will definitely instructed as Vardy took his Premier League tally to 22 for the season and earned a degree for Brendan Rodgers’ facet.

However Arsenal boss Arteta was sad {that a} collision between Shkodran Mustafi and Vardy, the place the striker’s boot struck the Arsenal defender within the face, albeit by accident, didn’t warrant the identical punishment.

”With the pink card determination, he doesn’t see the participant and it’s important to know that he’s a younger child,” he mentioned.

“But when that may be a pink card then Leicester need to play with 10 males after 42 minutes. That needs to be a pink card as effectively.

“If we assessment incidents of that kind, we assessment all of them. It needs to be one thing equal for everyone as a result of it adjustments the sport utterly. If Eddie is a pink card, then for positive the opposite one is a pink card.”

The Gunners’ Champions League hopes are all however over because of the draw, with Leicester 9 factors away from Arteta’s males in fourth.

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